Am looking to buy a SSD and need just a bit of help selecting one that is the right size and speed.
Am not a power user, and do not do any music, graphic, or video editing, but I'm just wanting to get best (better?)general speed-up for my computer.
All my of system, apps, libraries, and documents (everything) are on my boot drive.
I'm looking at a OWC Mercury Electra 6G 120GB SSD for $200.
Compared to my existing system is it:
- Fast enough?
- Can I do this cheaper?
Am figuring on putting EVERYTHING on the new SSD for maximum speed, and cloning it to my two bootable internal drives for back up.
Any problem with that logic?
Looking for best bang for the buck, for a limited budget.
Thanks for any advice!
This is my current setup:
Mac pro with the following specs:
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
My boot drive is:
500 GB Hitachi
Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
Model: Hitachi HDS725XXXXLA360
Serial Number: KRVN2XXXXE8HUH
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk1
Medium Type: Rotational
Bay Name: Bay 2
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
I have another IDENTICAL drive that is updated nightly as a CLONE of my boot , via Carbon Copy,
I also have an external FW 250 GB that is also nightly updated as a clone of my boot drive.
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